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Marker-based Genetic Characterization of the Estonian Dairy Cattle Breeds
There are three dairy cattle breeds in Estonia that differ in their demographic history, phenotypic characteristics and current census sizes. The aim of the study was to characterize these breeds on the basis of genetic ...
Alterations of Epidermal Cells Functional Activity in Fish Due to Infection
Previous results have suggested that epidermal club cells have a generic role in response to injury and that they display intense phagocytic activity, having an anti-parasitic function in the host. The presently reported ...
Insulin resistance in dairy cows in reference to breed, body condition and milk yield
Pancreatic insulin secretion and tissues resistance to insulin are considered to be essential factors controlling glucose and lipid metabolism post partum. In addition to genetic factors, body condition affects the development ...
Epidemiology, impact on herd health and control of bovine herpesvirus 1 in Estonian dairy cattle herds
The objective of the present doctoral thesis was to assess the herd-level and within-herd prevalence of bovine herpesvirus 1 (BHV-1) infection in Estonian dairy cattle and estimate the sensitivity and specificity of the ...